Acclaimed Spanish flamenco guitarist Paco Lara, who boasts a distinguished career in Europe and Australia, launches his first solo album “The Andalusian Guitar” – featuring some of the finest musicians from Spain and Australia. Embodying the unmistakeable Jerez style of flamenco guitar playing, Paco Lara presents flamenco guitar in all its authenticity, culture, and artistry. Expect impressive articulation with musical elegance and imagination.
Interpretations of themes from The Andalusian Guitar and some of the greatest guitar classics of all time from composers including Paco de Lucía, John Williams, Joaquín Rodrigo, Chick Corea, will be performed with the characteristic and unmistakable sound (“toque”) of Jerez (Spain).
THIS IS AN EXPERIENCE NOT TO BE MISSED!
You will be transported to Southern Spain captivated by the sound of his guitar, flamenco dance and his musicians.
Paco Lara has a professional career of more than 30 years playing alongside some of the leading Spanish artists. He has toured internationally alongside Maestro Paco Cepero (one of flamenco’s most legendary guitarists and composers), Mercedes Ruiz (dancer), and Isabel Pantoja. He has also been at the vanguard of Flamenco Fusion with hugely successful groups such as El Barrio and Los Delinquentes.
Apart from his skill as a formidable soloist, Paco is also revered for his ability as an accompanist in the specialized world of flamenco singing (cante); having recorded and performed for years with flamenco’s most significant singers including Beni de Cádiz, Juan Moneo “El Torta”, El Capullo de Jerez, La Macanita, Remedios Amaya, Jose de los Camarones.
Deya Miranda (flamenco dancer), Byron Mark (percussion & piano), Carlito Akam (second guitar)
”The music, beyond being exceptionally well played, is always pretty and eminently approachable – a quality compounded by the choice of repertoire. 8/10”
The Sydney Morning Herald
Please Note: This event is live in the theatre.
This is a Covidsafe event, therefore we will be operating at restricted capacity with social distancing measures in place.
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6.30pm – Venue doors open | Box Office sales open | Venue Bar open
7.30pm – Theatre doors open
8.00pm – Paco Lara – The Andalusian Guitar
9.30pm – Event concludes (no interval)